West Ham United are now looking to take Simone Zaza on a permanent transfer, with the Juventus striker their first choice target and Manchester City's Wilfried Bony the backup option.

The Hammers, who are involved in a battle with Napoli for Zaza's signature, had been looking to pay a loan fee for the striker, with a permanent purchase option included if he impresses at the London Stadium.

But Zaza does not want to leave Juventus on loan and will only consider a permanent transfer, something which means West Ham are now working on a permanent deal, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

The Hammers are also looking to tempt Zaza to London with lucrative personal terms.

It is claimed a four-year deal for Zaza is on the table which would see him earn over €3m net per season.


Napoli also want Zaza and are battling hard for the striker, having already reached an agreement with the player, but Juventus are proving difficult to deal with as the Turin giants are reluctant to strengthen Serie A competitors.

West Ham are also keen on Manchester City's Bony, but the former Vitesse man will only come firmly into their sights if they cannot snap up Zaza from Juventus.